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The Nazis Knew My Name

Join local writer, Claire Halliday, as she talks with author Maya Lee - daughter of Australian Slovakian Holocaust survivor Magda Hellinger, who saved an untold number of lives at Auschwitz through everyday acts of courage, kindness and ingenuity.

In The Nazis Knew My Name, Maya shares her mother's story - an extraordinarily moving memoir about twenty-five-year-old kindergarten teacher Magda Hellinger and nearly a thousand other young Slovakian women who were deported to Poland in 1942 on the second transportation of Jewish people sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Through Magda’s bold intelligence, sheer audacity, inner strength and shrewd survival instincts, she was able to rise above the horror and cruelty of the camps and build pivotal relationships with the women under her watch, and even some of Auschwitz's most notorious Nazi senior officers including the Commandant, Josef Kramer.

Based on Magda's personal account and completed by her daughter Maya's extensive research, this awe-inspiring tale offers incredible insight into human nature, the power of resilience, and the goodness that can shine through even in the most horrific of conditions.

Thursday 23 September, 7pm-8pm

ONLINE EVENT

Suitable for adults. Free event and bookings are essential.

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